“The Bubbleman Cometh: An Interview with Daniel Ash”

Here’s a brilliant (and very long) interview with Danny Ash from the excellent Post Punk website.  Ash has recently announced that he will be re-visiting his back catalogue (mainly Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets material). Going on the previews, including the new version of Tones on Tails’ “There’s Only One’ above, it is going to be good.

More Tones on Tails please Danny!

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds “Push the Sky Away” live at the Fonda (video, 104 minutes)

caveNick Cave & the Bad Seeds launched their most recent, and excellent, LP “Push the Sky Away” with a gig at the Fonda theatre.  The set was in two halves, the first being the new LP played end to end, and the Bad Seeds were accompanied by a children’s choir.  The second half was pretty much a classics set.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds celebrated the release of their 15th studio album Push the Sky Away by performing the record in full on Feb. 21, 2013, at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles — and broadcasting that performance around the world live on YouTube.Now, more than year later, the band has posted a director’s cut of the full 103-minute concert, which found the Bad Seeds joined at times by a children’s choir.

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Gang of Four live from Croatia, 1981

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This is excellent – a long lost recording of Gang of Four, way back in 1981, delivering a cracking, set comprising primarily of tracks from their seminal debut LP “Entertainment!”.

We re-christen the long-dormant Vintage Video series with this fantastic pro-shot footage of Gang of Four performing a taut, 22-minute set at the Music Biennale Zagreb festival in Zagreb, Croatia, on May 15, 1981. The performance comes a couple months after the release of the classic post-punk act’s sophomore album, Solid Gold, and mixes material from that record and the band’s seminal 1979 debut Entertainment!

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